She’s known for her multiple personalities. Give her a dose of her own medicine.
Since she’s always on the run, mention code DailyCandy and score her a complimentary room upgrade and breakfast at Austin’s hip Hotel Saint Cecilia Sunday through Wednesday until January 28. Make sure she’s traveling in style with a leather tote (we love the Manhattan in gunmetal) by SMU alum Mary Nichols.
Sugar fiends will appreciate Tart Bakery’s just-debuted chocolate peppermint and chocolate hazelnut whoopie pies and Citizen Sweet’s new all-natural gingerbread men. For more spice, wrap up the new Mexican martini mix from famous A-Town resto Cedar Door. If she makes meals from scratch, this hefty Recipe Nest is a must. Don’t forget a yummy apron.
The Gypsy Wagon carries cute tools just for the ladies, including a floral hammer and screw set. A mini amaryllis from Write Selection will keep green thumbs busy until gardening season. Wannabe craftsters can lust after embroidered bamboo brooches, as well as Catherine Miller Accents’s hand-blown glass lamps and sculptures.
Foot the bill for a peppermint chocolate pedi (served with hot cocoa and a candy cane) at V Spa Dallas. Or dish out a luxe dessert (cream puff pyramids shaped like Christmas trees, artisan French macaroons) homemade by the Hotel St. Germain. For a sweet touch, toss in Gaia’s cloth napkins (available at Haven), handmade from vintage textiles by Burmese refugees living in Dallas.
That should cover it.
Santa, baby, still forgetting one little thing? Check out ShopTalk for digital Rubik’s Cubes, studded ballet slippers, handcrafted calendars, and more gift ideas for gals.
Photos: Courtesy of Mary Nichols; Courtesy of Jen Rosie Designs; Courtesy of Noshii; Jennifer West Photography